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Scleral contact lenses are hard specialty contact lenses. The rigid gas permeable (RGP) contacts are larger in diameter than regular contacts. This feature allows the lenses to vault above the eye cornea without touching it. This helps ensure a more comfortable fitting for some patients.
Scleral lenses are specialty contact lenses. They help when other contact lenses do not fit. This is because they are large in diameter. They are also gas permeable, meaning that they allow oxygen to flow to the eye. They sit on the white part of the eye (sclera) and arch over the cornea. This creates a space between the cornea and the back of the sclera. This space encourages a tear film to form, helping hydrate the eyes.
According to studies, there are tens of millions of people in the United States diagnosed with dry eye. Most of them depend on eye drops and other forms of treatment to get temporary relief. Others live with the condition and learn to bear the eye discomfort due to a lack of understanding of treatment options.
Dry eye and eye allergies are the most common eye issues that do not involve wearing glasses or contact lenses. Often, people mistake dry eye for eye allergies because the two share some similar symptoms, including itchiness, soreness, and stinging sensations.
The next time you go for your annual eye checkup, chances are your eye doctor will recommend retinal imaging. This is an additional eye exam that many ophthalmologists are now carrying out. This helps improve the detailed eye exam.
Let’s talk about allergies! They make you sniffle and sneeze, but did you know that allergies can also affect your eyes? If your eyes are itchy, red, or watery, you may be experiencing allergic conjunctivitis. Keep reading to learn about how your allergies affect your eyes and what you can do to help!
As winter winds blow in, glasses wearers across the country are experiencing a new issue! Fogging is a common problem for those who wear glasses during the winter months, but has become even more prevalent now that we’re all wearing masks.
Summer is flying by, and we don't want you to miss out on what's happening here at Brandon Eyes! Now is the perfect time to stop in and meet our newest optician, check out our new frames and package pricing, and/or make an appointment to try the latest and greatest in contact lenses!